While the success of many household cleaning tasks simply depends on choosing the right cleaner for the job. There are some cases where the amount of work involved in removing a film or stain is excessive.
Perhaps the stain is too attach to the surface of what you want to clean. Or the affected area is simply too large for hand washing to be a viable option. If this scenario sounds familiar to you, your solution might require a little more power.
Common Pressure Washing Situations
You may have seen professionals power washing services, or even done it yourself. To handle huge cleaning tasks like buildings, walls, parking areas, heavy equipment. Or even statues, a pressure washer is often the right tool for the job.
Pressure washing is the preferred cleaning method for removing contamination and fuel emission residue from structures in urban areas. It is also an excellent method for removing mineral deposits, limescale and hard water. Homeowners, especially those who like to work on their own cars. Will find pressure washing ideal for grease. And oil stains in the garage or driveway; it can even remove graffiti!
DIY vs. professional pressure washing
There’s a good chance there’s a home improvement center or hardware store in your area. That will rent you a pressure washer (or at least point you in the right direction to find someone who does). Be sure to talk to the people you rent the machine from about the task you plan to use the pressure washer for to see if they have any technical tips or specific cleaning solutions you can add to make the operation more efficient simple.
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In professional hands, this is an efficient and effective cleaning alternative that will often save money compared to more labor intensive methods. If you’ve never used a pressure washer before and aren’t sure how they work, you may want to consider hiring a professional for the job.
Due to the amount of energy involved in power washing, an inexperienced user can inadvertently cause a great deal of damage. Situations like cleaning windows or relining a pressure washer require a delicate and deft hand, so even if you’re confident in cleaning driveway concrete stains, you may want to consider hiring someone for this types of jobs, as the cost far outweighs the risk of injury or damage to your home.
Pressure washing techniques
High pressure cleaning is a direct stream of internally heat water. Often discharged at five gallons per minute, under a pressure of up to 3,000 pounds per square inch. For specific cleaning and stain removal, certain chemicals or solvents are add. For specific or environmentally safe cleaning needs, there are several other blasting methods:
- With soda blast cleaning, there are the advantages of being safe for the environment, and no pre-masking is require. Cleans multi-layer surfaces, and is non-corrosive and safe to perform around food equipment.
- Sandblasting is design for jobs that require some degree of stripping and abrasion.
- Dry ice blasting shoots out dense granules of dry ice that turn into a harmless gaseous substance on impact. This option leaves an instantly dry surface, and is also safe around food equipment.